50 Ways to Say Grey

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50 Shades of Grey is one of the biggest book trilogy’s of all time. Last I checked over 40 million were sold! I’ve been meaning to do a trend report for fall color fashion for a while now and I was gonna’ post a bunch of cool grey clothes and let you know that grey or gray is the color for Fall. Well, I figure it would be more fun to see if I could find 50 ways to say the word Grey and find fashions that used these words.  After almost giving up twice, I think I did it. Listed below are many ways to say Grey in the fashion and street culture world. Hopefully You’ll have fun reading all the great words and maybe you’ll find a new street brand or two to check out later this week.

And BTW, as I was looking for ways to say grey, I noticed three pretty big trends for fall:  The color grey because of the book and the fact that fall is just a few weeks away, the fashion mags pushing the color purple, and CAMO is coming back in a Big, Big Way! Green and grey camo, flourescent camo, Grunge 90’s camo, Neon camo, camo on wing tip hi top shoes, bright camo on top of dull colors.  One of my favorites back again!

50 ways to say Grey and the matching street culture merchandise:

  1. GRAY with an A:   at Express.com 35 Items!
  2. CHARCOAL:   Gap-City by the Bay T
  3. IRON:   Rag&Bone NYC-Basic Tee
  4. GUNMETAL:   Finally-Snoop Dogg Tank available at Topshop
  5. MOONLESS NIGHT:   Gap-with their solid Oxford button down shirt
  6. MIDNIGHT:   Rag&Bone-Grosvenor Waistcoat
  7. GRAPHITE:   Obey-Juvee Jean
  8. GRANITE:   Free People-The Printed Seamless Leggings
  9. PEWTER:  Vans-The style 31 Sneaker
  10. HEATHER ONYX: VINCE Zip up Hoodie
  11. BOTTLE:   Topshop-Moto Pyramid Stud Jamie Jeans
  12. CARBON:   Elwood-Drifter Jeans
  13. RESIN RINSE:  VINCE-Straight Leg Jeans
  14. HEATHER SHADOW-HEATHER SLATE:   VINCE-Breton Stripe Cashmere Hoodie
  15. HEATHER SLATE:   VINCE-Stripe Cashmere Sneaker
  16. HTHR CHARCOAL:   J.Crew-Ludlow two button suit jacket wt double vented back in Italian wool
  17. MERCURY:   J.Crew-Vintage Cord Pants in relaxed fit
  18. SMOKE:   Spiewalk-Ash Field Coat
  19. DEEP HARBOR:   J.Crew-Sunfaded Chino in Classic Fit Color
  20. CHARCOAL WAX:   Comune-The Davis Jean
  21. SPECKLE BLACK:   Crooks and Castles-The BullyBikerButtonDown Shirt
  22. BLACK ROCK:   AH by Android Homme-The propulsion HI Sneaker
  23. BOULDERS:   Kazbah-Fyasko Shirt
  24. CASPER:   Kazbah-191 Unlimited Long Sleeve shirt
  25. SLATE:   RVCA-Toiler Jacket
  26. COAL:   Cheap Monday-Tight Fit Jeans
  27. CEMENT:   KR3W-K Slim Fit Erik Ellington Jeans
  28. LITHIUM WHEEL WASH:   Analog-Creeper Jeans
  29. TUMBLED MERLIN:  Levis-508 Jeans:
  30. H CARBON:   VINCE-Peacoat Sweater and double-faced top coat
  31. GRAVEL:   Vans-V66 Slim Fit Jeans
  32. STEEL:    Puma-Heritage Wind Jacket
  33. POOL:   Gravis-Arto Sneaker
  34. LEAD:   Adidas-AR 2.0 Sneakers
  35. ALUMINUM:   Adidas-Ar 2.0 Sneakers
  36. STONE:   HUF-Mateo Sneaker
  37. DARK SHADOW:   Vans Footwear-The 106 Vulcanized sneaker
  38. WILD DOVE:   Vans-The Sk8 hi Sneaker
  39. NICKEL:   Alexander Wang-Zippper Sunglasses
  40. DUSTY BLACK:   Obey-The World Tour Cut off Armhole Tank
  41. MINERAL:   Obey-The Push Peace Tee
  42. STORMY SEA:   Obey-The Waves Tube Skirt
  43. NIGHT:   Funktional-Slash Leggings
  44. PEWTER ANIMAL:   Dittos-The Dawn Mid Rise Skinny pant/pany
  45. SHADOW:   J.Crew-Wallace and Barnes Slim Fishtail Pants
  46. DARKNESS:  Denimocracy Anarky knit Sknny Pants
  47. ALUMINUM:  Sol Republic-Amps HD Headphones
  48. BLACK SPECKLE:  All Day-the short sleeve Henley
  49. GUNNY:  Supra-Vaider Sneakers
  50. STONE WASHED METAL:  Palladium-Pampa Boot
  51. STEEL:  Puma-Blaze of Glory LWT Sneaker
  52. BLACK ICE:  Creative Recreation-Cesario Sneaker
  53. BLUE NITE:  Sebago-Docksides Boat Shoes

And here are the grey names that I just made up over the last hour or two.  Some would work well as colors for the 50 Shades of Grey clothing deals.  *According to an article on vogue.co.uk, the 50 Shades of Grey author E.L James has 3 clothing deals coming up.  These are with Freeze Clothing, Briefly Stated and HYP.

  1. SLAB
  2. Used Nail
  3. Seattle Sky
  4. Thunder
  5. Dirty Pigeon
  6. Denim Rail
  7. Dodge and Burn Black
  8. Slippery Skate Ramp
  9. New Year’s Day
  10. Lake Michigan
  11. Tarnished Bullet
  12. Acid Rain
  13. Industrial Storm
  14. Old Screw
  15. Silver Medal
  16. Crushed Saw Blade
  17. Dirty Martini
  18. Indian Nickel
  19. Nuts and Bolts
  20. Chicago Slush
  21. New York Hail
  22. Elephant
  23. Blurred Black
  24. Blank DVD
  25. MacBook Pro
  26. Change Without Pennies
  27. Frog Pond
  28. Hapa Black
  29. Winter Sidewalk
  30. City Sky
  31. Ash

BTW:  Today, Hawaii Five-O was shooting a show down the street from where I work.  They were right in front of Soho on Pauahi near Bethel in Downtown Honolulu.  I like to be respectful of what they were doing, so I won’t tell you about the scenes that were filmed.  But I will tell you that to do the shoot, the day before I noticed 4-5  booths being set up. I thought that they were for an HPU Fun Fair or something. Come to find out, they were built specifically for the set of today’s #H50 shoot.  They had a shave ice stand, a fruit stand and 2-3 others-Amazing!

It was fun to watch some people who were either in a hurry or didn’t notice the cameras trying to go over to the stands for lunch or dessert..LOL

And of course, if you have any great ways to say grey, leave us a comment or send an email.. Have a Great Day!

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Posted on August 23, 2012, in HOT TREND ALERT, Streetwear and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Grey rocks! (Literally). Thank you for your site. Amazing. I mentioned you in my Instagram post (is that okay?)

    “A beautiful, grey day.
    The autumn light here in the northwest of England is exquisite, sad and beautiful at once. Would you believe there are so many different kinds of grey? The grey of the seagulls, the grey of iron and steel. Davy’s grey and ash grey and the dull grey packaging material caught in a steel mesh fence. The colour of a homeless man’s old military coat, old pewter in an Oxfam shop window, concrete, faded asphalt grey and the grey eyes of a pretty Polish grocery store worker. The grey of a pigeon’s feathers. Grey as the neighbour’s cat and the ominous camera staring down at the grey snake of cars below. The sad-eyed mackerel lying on the fishmonger’s ice, the grey of my pencils and graphite sticks and pencil marks on paper, the smoke from the red brick chimneys and the clouds rolling in from the payne’s grey hills of north Wales. The grey of St. Mary’s spire piercing the aluminium sky, the pale metal of light industrial buildings, and factories seen from afar, the mist settling on the fields, the slate on Victorian red-brick workers’ cottage roofs, and ever-changing grey of the river Dee as it plunges over the weir, and the grey mud on it’s banks. Grey is an entire world, and when touched gently by colour giving us copper-grey, gunmetal, cinereous, taupe, puce, the colour of rusty nails and an owl’s wing. Streets blog.com lists some delightful additions: Slab, Used Nail, Seattle Sky, Thunder, Dirty Pigeon, Rail, Skate Ramp, Tarnished Bullet, Acid Rain, Industrial Storm, Old Screw, Silver Medal, Crushed Saw Blade, Dirty Martini, Indian Nickel, Nuts and Bolts, Chicago Slush, New York Hail, Elephant, Blurred Black, Blank DVD, MacBook, Frog Pond, BlackWinter Sidewalk, City Sky.

    It is a beautiful, grey day.

    As a designer I work with grey quite a lot: Warm Grey 5, Cool Grey 4, Hex#808080, r128g128b128, K50%, achromatic grey sound familiar? Grey has its own language, it’s own code, it’s own mystique.”



  2. Scott,
    Oh bloody hell, what a list. I’m starting a charitable company called Paint the Town Grey and offering cheap studio spaces to artists who struggle with mental health issues. The name of the first studio was going to be Lunatics have taken over the Asylum but many people with MHI struggle with the word lunatics so then i thought about Sanctuary Project but realised this is too pretentious, then i thought of cobalt, good word to describe ‘blue’ another good word for low mood, and finally when my brain started working and I put 2 and 2 together I thought “Peter you need words for grey you idiot”, you list will give me a lot to ponder and I may even offer it out there as a poll. Thanks

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  3. Great post. I worked in a garment factory for about a year, and I saw the colors stay the same and the names of the colors change.

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    • Thanks. That’s pretty funny. Same color different names. I never knew there were so many ways to say Grey until I wrote this. As you can see, I couldn’t even stop at 50. How was working at the Garment Factory? Sounds like fun. Have a nice week.

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      • Working in a garment factory? It was pretty dismal–piecework, so everyone was at each other throats for the work they could actually make some money on. Plus I was terrible at it, which didn’t help. But I did learn that valuable lesson about marketing colors. I still–decades later–haven’t figured out what to do with the lesson–but something stunningly useless will come up, I’m sure.

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